Title

Family Adaptability among Urban African-American Women with Hypertension

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2010

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Nurse Pract

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal for Nurse Practitioners

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.02.005

Abstract

Abstract: African-American women are at greater risk than other women for complications related to hypertension. This study examined relationships between hypertension, pulse pressure, body mass index, family adaptability, family cohesion, and social support among 146 urban African-American women. Significant relationships were found between family adaptability and systolic blood pressure (P = 5 .03) and between adaptability and pulse pressure (P ≤ .01). Based on study results, practitioners should routinely assess family functioning, specifically family adaptability, in African-American women who are at risk for or diagnosed with hypertension to minimize complications.

Keywords

Hypertension, Women's Health, Blacks -- Midwestern United States, Family, Adaptation, Psychological, Support, Psychosocial, Scales, Midwestern United States, Blood Pressure Determination, Body Mass Index, Female, Human, Correlational Studies, Secondary Analysis, Descriptive Research, Descriptive Statistics, Urban Areas, Questionnaires, Coefficient Alpha, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Multiple Linear Regression, Adult, Middle Age, T-Tests, Family Assessment, Nursing Assessment, Pulse -- Evaluation, Summated Rating Scaling, Step-Wise Multiple Regression, Funding Source

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6:10 (2010) pp.786-793. DOI:10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.02.005.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1832